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Quotes of the Week: ‘… You are family to him’

“Family is more than where you were born, and all of you in attendance have shown you are family to him.”

Mitch Carlyle, in his eulogy for Phillip Kenneth Drye, a veteran who died Dec. 24 with no known family and was buried Wednesday with full military honors in Salisbury National Cemetery after volunteers organized the funeral and more than 100 people showed up

“It’s not as simple as some of you seem to think it is. We’re talking about moving children, not buying a different type of apple or ordering more eggs.”

Jean Kennedy, a member of the Rowan- Salisbury Board of Education, after a decision Monday to delay plans to consider closing Faith and Enochville elementary schools and revisit the strategy to deal with declining enrollment and rising building maintenance costs

“I know people want to know about the third unnamed person. My comment to that is there may be four or five before this is over.”

Kenny Isenhour, interim town manager of Landis, during a board meeting where residents asked questions about the SBI’s
investigation of possible embezzlement involving two former town officials and a third unnamed person

“I’m not a negative thinker and want to help everyone. I help them get rid of their own negatives.”

Shay Cohen, who for many has become the unofficial greeter at The Forum fitness center because of the words of encouragement she offers those working out

“If they’re not relaxed with me, then their body is not going to relax on the table. I found that’s when the true healing happens is when we quiet our minds.”

Michele Smith, who recently opened Alchemy Bodywork & Massage in downtown Salisbury

“The longer we wait, the bigger our holes get.”

Jim LaFevers, mayor pro tem of Granite Quarry, after the Board of Aldermen approved about $42,000 to pave streets and fix potholes

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Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

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Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

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Education

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Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

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PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

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News

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Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

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Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget